Daly Dose #139 Our Fifty States Tour

This week on the Daly Dose we begin our 50 States Tour!

We make a brief stop in each state across the nation, and look at their greatest athletes, the best moments, and the most disappointing losses. From Alabama and their heated in-state rivalry, to the amazing athletes that the states of CaliforniaFlorida, and Illinois have produced, to some of the most memorable wins and losses in ColoradoIdaho, and Kentucky, we are touring the USA sports world!

We know that Massachussets has had some memorable wins with the Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots, but what is the worst moment in their sports history? The state of Mississippi has given us some of the greatest athletes in the world, and Maryland has a few sports moments that we will never forget!

Be sure to check out the first installment of our 50 States Tour, as we remember some of the best and worst in sports from across this nation!

Listen here to Daly Dose #139 Our Fifty States Tour!

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Daly Dose #138 Our midseason Major League Baseball report

This week on the Daly Dose, we are looking at Major League Baseball at the halfway point. Who are the best teams? Which teams are most likely to fade down the stretch? We know the Chicago Cubs are the defending champs, but can they even make the postseason this year? Are the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals contenders or pretenders?

NBA free agency is slowing down now, and we look at the winners and losers from a busy offseason signing period.

The NFL quarterback may be the most important position in all of sports, yet we have a number of teams that are still not settled on who their starter will be. We know that the Denver BroncosChicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns still need to pick a starter, but who else could be heading for a QB controversy?

Why you shouldn’t care about the McGregor vs. Mayweather press conferences, and we count down the Top 5 most impactful NBA free agent signings of all time!

Listen here to Daly Dose #138 Our midseason Major League Baseball report.

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Daly Dose #97 Winners and losers

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we are taking a look at some of the biggest winners and losers from another exciting week in college football and the NFL!

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan had a good week, the San Francisco 49ers got some bad news, and why the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer may want to avoid the team doctors.

It was an exciting week in college football as one Heisman candidate might be out of the race, a kicker got to talk some trash, and the military academies are holding their own.

Plus, we take a look at the Major League Baseball playoffs and make our picks for who should advance in the Wild Card games, and we even talk a little NBA preseason news.

Finally, we count down the Top 5 quarterbacks to be suspended by the National Football League!

Be sure to check out Episode 97 Winners and Losers!

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Check out Episode 38 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

This week the Daly Dose starts ramping up for football season. Clint talks about what preseason football really means and why people hate Tim Tebow. A look at a couple of MLB teams that you might want to keep an eye on and some college football talk. Did you know Notre Dame has a new TV show coming out? Which college football program has the most player arrests in the past five years? And the Top 5 greatest athletes that played until they were “senior citizens”. Check out Episode 38!

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MLB to consider switching from games to Home Run Derbys

Major Leage Baseball Comissioner Rob Manfred made some news on Sunday when he announced that MLB may consider forgoing traditional games in favor of Home Run Derbys.

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“The fact is that people tune in for the Home Run Derby.” Manfred states. “It is the most watched baseball event that we have. I mean have you seen our viewer statistics? People would rather watch Food Network reruns than watch a World Series Game 7. I mean, the games are boring. We know that. We have tried to spice it up but there’s only so much we can do.”

Last season the Home Run Derby was delayed because of rain yet still managed to draw 5.4 million viewers. Whereas a Sunday Night Baseball game is averaging around 1.2 million viewers each week.

“We see that our audience demographic is changing.” Manfred continued. “Our average viewer is over 50 years of age and we need to try to attract the younger fans. So from now on, let’s just let them see what they want.”

Would the new format cheapen the game?

“I have heard critics say that it would “cheapen the game” by just focusing on home runs but that’s ridiculous. Major League Baseball has never just focused on home runs. And we never will. We would never stoop to that level. This is America’s pastime. We just want to get it back to where it once was.”

“But remember Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa? Oh man, those were good times.”

2015 MLB All-Star Game rosters released

Major League Baseball has announced it’s rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game as voted by fans, players and designated managers. The game will be played in Cincinnati for the first time since 1988 and the Kansas City Royals wil have a league high six represenatives. Blah blah blah…you are now just going to scroll down to the rosters because you could care less what I have to say here. But I am going to change some names and see if you notice. And then in a few minutes you’re going to scroll back up and say “what is this all about? These aren’t even the right names! What is going on?” Well you should have just read this to begin with and saved yourself the trouble. Stop being a rebel and follow some rules you scallywag.

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AL Starters (fan vote)

C Salvador Dali, Royals
1B Ryan Cabrera, Tigers (injured, will not play)
2B Jose Canseco, Astros
SS Pablo Escobar, Royals
3B Sam Donaldson, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter overall)
OF Dizzy Trout, Angels
OF Lorenzo Lamas, Royals
OF Alex Keaton, Royals
DH Nelson Mandela, Mariners

AL Reserves

C Russell Wilson, Blue Jays
C Jon Vogt, Athletics
1B Albert Pooholes, Angels (will start in place of the injured Cabrera)
1B Prince Fatter, Rangers
1B Glover Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)
2B Jason Kapono, Indians
SS Julio Iglesias, Tigers
3B Manny Pacquiao, Orioles
OF J.D. Salinger, Tigers
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF Adam (Pac-Man) Jones, Orioles
UTIL Brock Lesnar, Red Sox

AL Pitchers

RHP Sonny Von Bulow, Athletics
RHP Felix the Cat, Mariners
RHP Sterling Archer, Rays
LHP Vincent Price, Tigers
LHP Dallas Lovato, Astros
LHP Chris Pratt, White Sox
RHP Dylan Betances, Yankees
RHP Brad Sellers, Rays
RHP Efren Herrera, Royals
RHP Wade Phillips, Royals
RHP Darren TO’Day, Orioles
LHP Carl Perkins, Twins
LHP Zach Braff, Orioles

AL Final Vote Candidates

SS Humphrey Bogaerts, Red Sox
OF Weenis Cespedes, Tigers
OF Brett Favre, Yankees
2B DJ Dozier, Twins
3B Mike Moustaches, Royals

NL Starters (fan vote)

C Buster Keaton, Giants
1B Paul Goldschlager, Diamondbacks
2B Dee Brown, Marlins
SS Jhonny Pheralta, Cardinals
3B Tommy Frazier, Reds
OF Alvin Harper, Nationals (leading vote-getter in NL)
OF Doc Holliday, Cardinals (injured, participation questionable)
OF Edwin Stanton, Marlins (injured, will not play)

NL Reserves

C Alfred Molina, Cardinals
C Yasmani Grandali, Dodgers
1B Betty Rizzo, Cubs
1B Adrian Balboa, Dodgers
2B DJ LeMaywho, Rockies
2B Joe Bartnik, Giants
SS Jamal Crawford, Giants
3B Nolan Ryan, Rockies
3B Kobe Bryant, Cubs (replaces injured Stanton on roster)
OF Lawrence McCutchen, Pirates (will start in place of the injured Stanton)
OF Doc Pederson, Dodgers
OF Justin Time, Padres
OF A.J. Pollockski, Diamondbacks

NL Pitchers

RHP Max Weinberg, Nationals
RHP Zack Steinke, Dodgers
RHP Gerrit King Cole, Pirates
RHP Michael Waka Flocka Flame, Cardinals
RHP Jacob deSnake, Mets
RHP Shelby Cobra, Braves
RHP A.J. Hawk, Pirates
LHP Madison Buttgardner, Giants
RHP Trevor Whatever, Cardinals
RHP Mark Melancholy, Pirates
RHP Jonathan Papelbapel, Phillies
RHP Francisco NotAlex Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Rex Chapman, Reds

NL Final Vote Candidates

RHP Johnny Bravo, Reds
RHP Mi Familia, Mets
LHP Clayton Kerchoke, Dodgers
RHP Carlos Santana, Cardinals
SS Troy Tulogetshurtstzki, Rockies